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Gooch website unveiled - nightlife photographer offers prints for fundraiser

Gooch website unveiled - nightlife photographer offers prints for fundraiser

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 24, 2020

He's photographed countless events and local luminaries in Bay Area nightlife. Now Gooch, the charming ever-busy Brit whose photos have graced Bay Area Reporter pages for years, has unveiled his new website, with a special offer of prints for sale.

Online Arts, Nightlife and Community Events

Online Arts, Nightlife and Community Events

  • by Events Editor
  • Apr 17, 2020

Another Saturday night, or Blursday, and you ain't got nobody to be with, if you're staying in, which you should. But you can enjoy the wide array of arts, nightlife and community events online.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Moment by moment: Kristin and DesereƩ of Dance Loud

Moment by moment: Kristin and DesereƩ of Dance Loud

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 15, 2020

There are two sides to every story. That holds true in the case of The Moment, the debut 180-gram audiophile LP, also available via digital download, by Chicago-based queer electronic duo Dance Loud.

Remembering Esta Noche as queer, POC spaces shutter

Remembering Esta Noche as queer, POC spaces shutter

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 15, 2020

The long illustrious life of the Mission bar Esta Noche, its recent closure and the more recent loss of Club BnB marks a loss of LGBTQ People of Color venues.

Nightlife, Arts and Community Events Continue Online During Shutdown

Nightlife, Arts and Community Events Continue Online During Shutdown

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 10, 2020

Nightlife and community gatherings are a big part of queer culture, but all that has gone away. Undaunted, many of the Bay Area's most beloved performers, party promoters and events producers have found a new way to bring their magic to the masses.

Bestie Eats: adjusting, closing and to-go

Bestie Eats: adjusting, closing and to-go

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2020

When the lockdown finally ends and we're able to get out and about to socialize over our vittles once again, this year's Restaurant Besties will be here to help.

Bestie Bars - Closed for business, but open in our hearts

Bestie Bars - Closed for business, but open in our hearts

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 2, 2020

With the closure of bars due to Covid-19, reading about which bars are best in the Bay Area according to our readers may be a bit like looking through the window of a candy shop when it's closed.

Bestie events: Days and nights of future, past

Bestie events: Days and nights of future, past

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 2, 2020

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Celebrating the past year and with an eye toward the future, let's bring on this year's Bestie-winning events.

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2020

What would queer San Francisco be without our nocturnal animals, the revelers and entertainers and service stars? Let's raise a glass (make it a double), to this year's Nightlife People Bestie winners.

Online Events: Arts, nightlife and fitness go virtual

Online Events: Arts, nightlife and fitness go virtual

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 25, 2020

Continuing our coverage on stay-at-home entertainments, here are multiple options to lift your spirits in pandemic times.

Rachel Garlin - Berkeley native shares a musical love letter to uncertain times

Rachel Garlin - Berkeley native shares a musical love letter to uncertain times

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 18, 2020

Rachel Garlin's music harkens back to another era. Her soft, gentle voice, poetic lyrics and acoustic guitar conjures up memories of great folk singer/songwriters from a generation ago such as Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell.

Virus pauses California LGBT nightlife

Virus pauses California LGBT nightlife

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 18, 2020

Almost all LGBT nightlife spaces in California are shuttered after Governor Gavin Newsom's Sunday directive that bars, nightclubs, wineries, and breweries should close in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Homing's in -  Entertainment alternatives for the duration

Homing's in - Entertainment alternatives for the duration

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 18, 2020

With every bar, nightclub, museum and theater closed for weeks, if not longer, you're probably looking for alternative activities to fill your possibly-homebound days and nights. We have some fun suggestions.